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True reform in the UMC requires integrity

I write in response to the recent article “UMC high court upholds guaranteed appointments“. By naming those advocating for the legislation “reformers,” this article lacks objectivity. Those who opposed the rejected legislation to end security of appointment also seek reform. Reform is a central tenet of our historic mission, “to reform the nation, especially the […]

Historic shift proposed by Comm. on Ministry & Higher Ed

The Committee on Ministry and Higher Education tackled an aggressive agenda of legislation this morning that could lead to a radical shift in the United Methodist Church. Guaranteed Appointments…not for long? The Committee began with one of the toughest issues before the General Conference: guaranteed appointments. After roughly 20 minutes of amendment and debate, the […]

Sub-Committee Votes to End Guaranteed Appointments with Attached “Mueller Amendment”

Sub-Committee 1 of the Committee on Ministry and Higher Education was hard at work this afternoon addressing petition #20303, which is an amendment that would effectively end guaranteed appointments. A significant amendment was offered by Gary Mueller (North Texas Annual Conference) and perfected by the sub-committee. The amendment establishes a team of eight people to […]

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